Gathering the core topics of forensic science into one comprehensive volume and providing an overview of each, "Encyclopedia of Forensic Science, Revised Edition" is a revised and expanded version of the award-winning original with approximately 650 entries, more than 80 new to this edition. More than 12 essays are interspersed throughout this reliable A-to-Z reference, describing how forensic science relates to areas such as drug testing in sports, privacy concerns, misconceptions about forensic science, and the interface of forensic engineering and forensic science. The encyclopedia is richly illustrated with more than 200 black-and-white photographs and illustrations, plus a full-color insert containing photographs with depictions of firearms, tool marks, and DNA analysis. Most of the photographs were supplied by working forensic scientists in many different organizations.With updated appendixes aiding further research, this essential revised edition will remain the ultimate primer in the subject of forensic science for high school and college students alike. New and revised entries include: Accidental characteristics; Airplane crashes; Alchemy; Anthropology, forensic; Birch Method; Bloodstain patterns; Robert Boyle; Color and colorants; Crime labs (forensic labs); CSI and CSI effect; DNA wars; Dust analysis; Environmental forensics; Explosive power; Glove prints; Jack the Ripper; Lindbergh kidnapping; Madrid bombings; Albertus Magnus; Oaths and ordeals; Sir William Brooke O'Shaughnessy; Paracelsus; Rigor mortis; Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP); Skeletal identification; Sir Bernard Spilsbury; Vinland Map; and, Zwikker test.